Mrs. Ria Anastasia Nieboer, LMSW, ADS, E-RYT200/RYT500

Preferred Name: Ria

EMDR Certified Therapist

Online Therapy

About Me

You deserve exceptional, personalized care held in a space of safety, hope, and compassion. Healing happens in connection, not in isolation. Connection is healing. You will cultivate healthier connections with all parts of yourself, others, and God as we work together. That is why you can get to choose from a variety of the effective and holistic individual/group opportunities at Wholehearted such as psychotherapy, Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR), Biblical counseling, yoga therapy and practice (body/breath/mindfulness focused), and ear acupuncture. You will learn how to hold a space and nurture yourself down from the brain and nervous systems all the way into your soul space for a long-lasting transformation, being guided by someone who has done the work for herself. Come Just As You Are~

Education & Experience

MASTER OF SOCIAL WORK Western Michigan University July 2011 Michigan License No. 6801093506; CERTIFIED ADVANCED ALCOHOL AND DRUG COUNSELOR MCBAP - the State of Michigan; EMPLOYMENT AND EXPERIENCES: Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services: Therapist/ Holland Clinic Manager: 09/2016 - 07/2021; Ottagan Addictions Recovery INC: Therapist: 09/2015-09/2016; Community Mental Health of Ottawa County: Therapist: 07/2012-05/2015, Intern: 09/2010-06/2011; Pathways - MI: Therapist: 08/2011-06/2012; Miami University, Oxford OH: BA in Russian and International Studies in 1996; TRAININGS: Evidence Based Modalities: CBT - D (depression), CBT - I (insomnia), CBT- SI (suicidal ideation), CPT (cognitive processing therapy), CBT for chronic pain, mindfulness, trauma group (Seeking Safety, TREM , M-TREM), Motivational Interviewing, ASAM level of care, DBT informed skills; EMDR Basic training completion in April 1, 2021 Working towards certification with Consultant Dr. C. Paula Krentzel, Framingham, MA

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

Star Behavioral Health Provider since 2014 as a civilian provider with military sensitivity; Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy School since 2015: Certification 600 hours completed in 2021: Working towards C-IAYT; E-RYT200/ RYT 500 Registered Yoga Teacher 200 hour education completion in 2013: has taught over 1500 hours since: 500 hour education completed in 2021; Yoga of 12-step Recovery and Prison Yoga Project training completion; Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist since 2015

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Birth Trauma/Pregnancy Loss
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Moral Injury
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adults
  • Immigrants
  • Veterans/Military


  • English
  • Japanese


  • Aetna
  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • UnitedHealth